How Liverpool could spend the huge amount of money they receive for midfielder

first_img 5 5 Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) – Liverpool were linked with the young Serbian earlier in the transfer window and while Juventus are now favourites for his signature, the extra money from selling Coutinho could make them a more attractive proposition. 5 5 Liverpool have reportedly turned down a £72million bid from Barcelona for Philippe Coutinho.The Brazilian was superb for the Reds last season, finally scoring more than ten goals in a Premier League campaign, while also creating seven for team-mates.It is thought the Catalan giants will come in with another offer for the attacking midfielder, which could tempt Jurgen Klopp into a sale.If this is the case, they will need to use their money wisely, but just who could they sign to fill the gap?Click the right arrow above to see who Liverpool could sign as a replacement for Coutinho… Kerem Demirbay (Hoffenheim) – A Confederations Cup win with Germany this summer brilliant caps a rise from fourth-tier footballer to International star for Demirbay. After playing for Hamburg’s reserves, he had two 2. Bundesliga loan spells before joining Hoffenheim last season and becoming a breakout star. Jurgen Klopp had Demirbay on his books at Borussia Dortmund, even advising the player to remain at the Westfalenstadion before he left for Hamburg. Klopp could now be reunited with the attacking midfielder if they offer up a decent sum of cash. 5 Naby Keita (RB Leipzig) – Click the right arrow above to see who Liverpool could sign as a replacement for Coutinho… – He’s a different style of player, but given his recent training ground bust up with Diego Demme, there is still a chance the Reds could do a deal for the Bundesliga sensation. If Liverpool do sell Coutinho, they may chuck a lot of the money into a transfer fee RB Leipzig would be foolish to reject. Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) – The Swedish star’s agent said the club were ‘destroying his dreams’ earlier in the summer when they refused to sell him to AC Milan. The Italians have moved on from the attacking midfielder/winger, signing Hakan Calhanolglu, but Liverpool, and their freshly filled coffers could perhaps still tempt RB Leipzig – unless their Keita pursuit has completely halted a professional relationship between the two clubs. Leon Goretzka (Schalke) – Tall, strong, and quick, Goretzka is a little different to Philippe Coutinho but is definitely a top talent. Arsenal and Real Madrid have been linked with the player this summer, but if the Brazilian does go to Barcelona, Goretzka, who is just 22, might be a fine replacement.last_img read more